lasvegasappsThe ins-and-outs of Las Vegas can be daunting at times. There are so many people and places advertising their business, restaurants, and shows it’s difficult to decide which one is really worth your time and money. 

Especially when on vacation, you don’t want there to be any “Do-Overs” and hope to get it right the first time! If you are an iPhone or Android user, then I highly recommend downloading these “free” particular apps on your phone prior to your visit to Vegas, or once you land.

Las Vegas “At a Glance” City Guide is a good place to start. Even though it is a national brand app, it still does a pretty good job in covering the city. Some of my favorite features on this app is the ability to mark Favorites, and the What To Do Now feature. Just tap on the category and based on the time frame you are in, the app will pull up many options for you to consider, along with a star rating system, location and contact information.

city center art app 2The MyCityWay Vegas Way app also offers some cool features like their Surprise Me Wheel, offering a random selection of Beauty & Spa, Shopping, Cafe, Dining and Nightlife options. If you are looking for a table (yes, I mean gaming) to park yourself at, then explore the Poker feature which lists casinos in alphabetical order along with their table limits. What I also love about this app is the Kids, Art Galleries, and Museum categories that prove Vegas isn’t just one big X-rated city. Another awesome feature is that you can make reservations right from the app using Open Table.

Speaking of Art Galleries, the CityCenter Fine Art Collection app offers you a self-guided tour through the modern collection of public art pieces throughout the CityCenter campus. The tour will lead you through the Aria, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental and Veer Towers explaining in detail the concept, design and artistic descriptions of each piece. If you are looking to break away from the monotony of the casinos and nightclubs, this is a beautiful tour to take and will lead you both indoors and outdoors.

Hotel Apps are a great way to get the most out of your stay. Once you’ve decided on the resort, check the App Store to see if your hotel offers one. Usually, they are free, and filled with all kinds of information about shows, dining, spas, and their Player’s Clubs. Aria Las VegasCaesar’s Palace, and Bellagio are just a few that offer apps, and MGM Resorts International offers a great app to help you decide on which resort is best for you.

Notable apps to help you navigate through the city: Simon Mall for touring The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, and Yelp!.

Do you have a favorite travel app?